Denis M. Schulte

Denis M. Schulte, 86, Victoria, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Victoria to Bernard H. and Clara (Linenberger) Schulte. He was a 1945 graduate of Victoria High School.

He married Rosemary (Brungardt) Gross on May 2, 1964, in Victoria. He was an electrician and a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.

He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Third and Fourth degree assembly, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 1751 and was Quartermaster for 45 years, all of Victoria.

He enjoyed farming, VFW activities, traveling, his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Lee Ann Hartwick and husband, Roger, Lawrence, and Rosanne "Rose" Kreller and husband, David, Manhattan; three step-sons, John Gross and wife, Linda, Carlsbad, Calif., Paul Gross and wife, Diane, Gorham, and Tom Gross and wife, Aimee, Topeka; two sisters, Caroline Pfeifer and Edna Dreiling, both of Hays; a sister-in-law, Cora Schulte, Victoria; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Father Herman Schulte, John, Robert, Ed and Benny; and a sister, Georgina Schulte.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, with military honors by Victoria VFW Post No. 1751.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, both at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Knights of Columbus/VFW rosary will be at 7 p.m., followed by a Victoria Daughters of Isabella rosary at 7:15 p.m., all at the mortuary. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Fidelis Catholic Church or Victoria VFW Post No 1751 in care of the mortuary.

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